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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston-area population continues to grow and that's created more cases for Harris County's 22 felony courts. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/17y0rbs ) reported Monday that since 1985 the number of felony filings has doubled from about 22,000 annually to...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A nationwide survey says an Amarillo male prison has the highest rate of inmates reporting they were pressured into sex or sexual contact with prison staff. 8.1 percent of inmates at the Clements Unit alleged sexual victimization by staff involving force...
PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has shot and killed a theft suspect who tried to flee a hospital while being treated for injuries suffered during his arrest. Pearland police say the officer who was guarding the suspect has been put on paid leave pending a...
Terrell State Hospital’s superintendent resigned under pressure Thursday in the midst of a federal investigation into problems at the Northeast Texas facility. Joe Finch, who ran the 300-bed hospital since 2008, quit after state officials told him they wanted a leadership change...
One man is dead and another is behind bars following a Friday-evening shooting in North Oak Cliff. Shortly after 5 p.m. Friday Dallas police officers were dispatched to Roman’s Barbershop on W. Jefferson Boulevard, between Bishop and Madison Avenues, where they found 29-year-old...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - The Army chief of staff is to deliver the keynote speech to the graduation glass from the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss. Gen. Raymond R. Odierno will cap his Friday with a news conference covering several issues affecting the Army...
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) - Two city council members in Southeast Texas have been cited for disorderly conducted after they allegedly got into a fistfight during budget talks. Misdemeanor citations were issued to Dan Becker and Dennis OKeeffe following Wednesday night's incident...
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his mother has been arrested following a standoff at a Houston-area home where the body was found. Montgomery County jail records show 37-year-old Stuart McGuirt of Spring was being held without bond Friday on a...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man who pleaded guilty in a child pornography case then sought leniency by offering to mentor youths must serve nearly 13 years in prison. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Thursday sentenced 70-year-old Jose Luis Salazar. Salazar in...